Prof. Saghir Hasan Maâsumi _ introduction and commentary to Imam Fakhr al âDin al-Raziâsâ Ilm al Akhlaqâ,ie,âKITAB AL-NAFS WAâL RUH WA SHARAH QUWAHUMAâ_Kitab Bhavan.New Delhi.INDIA_1978 Edition
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Abu Abd ALLAH,Muhammad b.Umaral-Razi(d.606.AH), well known as Imam Razi and FakhrRazi, s one of the greatest exponents ofIslam of all ages and is rightly regarded as the Hujjat al-Islam ,after Imam Ghazali.This great Encyclopedist excelled his contemporary scholars as a philosopher,historian,mathematician, theologian,exegesist,astronomer and physician. His magnum opus is known as al-Tafsir aL-kabir[Mafatih al Ghaib]
An extract from Introduction:In his âTadhkirah al Kindiyyahâ , Ala al-Din Ali b.al-Muzaffar al-Kindi al-Widai states that Imam Fakhr Razi as is usual with the learned of Iran and according to his own habit, was delivering his sermons when by chance the Hanbalites who used to write stories containing abuses ,curses and all sorts of vicious things, drew his attention to a piece of paper containing a story which related that his son committed fornication and perpetrated evil deeds and that his wife was also like his son.
When the imam read the story he said, âThis story relates that my son committed fornication and evil deeds which are indications of youth, a kind of madness . We pray to , and expect from Allah ,the Exalted, that He would guide him aright and accept His repentance. As for my wife, this is an affair of women except those whom Allah protects. I am old and women have no interest in me. All this can possibly happen.
By ALLAH ,I never said that Allah the Exalted and the Glorious Creator and Nourisher, is a body, nor did I compare Him with any creature, nor did I assign any shape or place to Himâ.